Small-incision versus open cholecystectomy for patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis.

@article{Keus2006SmallincisionVO,
  title={Small-incision versus open cholecystectomy for patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis.},
  author={Frederik Keus and Jeroen A F de Jong and H. G. Gooszen and Cornelis Jhm van Laarhoven},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={CD004788}
}
BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy is one of the most frequently performed operations. Open cholecystectomy has been the gold standard for over 100 years. Small-incision cholecystectomy is a less frequently used alternative. OBJECTIVES To compare the beneficial and harmful effects of small-incision versus open cholecystectomy for patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched TheCochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled Trials Register (6 April 2004), The Cochrane Library… CONTINUE READING

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